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Bobby Jo's Diner

11/12 Eastern Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea SS1 2ER, England
+44 1702 616099
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good18%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible15%
Travelers talk about
“curly fries” (40 reviews)
“burger” (115 reviews)
“ribs” (16 reviews)
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9:00 am - 9:30 pmAll hours
Steakhouse, American, Grill, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
11/12 Eastern Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea SS1 2ER, England
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Reviewed September 11, 2015

Staff friendly great atmosphere, milkshakes are fab , food is great with generous portions .Loved the root beer and club sandwich was delicious highly recommended will definitely be returning

Thank sarah m
Reviewed September 3, 2015

This place is awesome. They have separate vegetarian/vegan menu. Its great the accommodate dietary needs. The food was so good and the booths are named after ppl from the 50s. We had Marilyn Monroe, the one next to us was Tony Curtis. Their bubblegum milkshake...More

1  Thank ttfan84
Reviewed September 2, 2015

Have wanted to give this place a try for quite a while and the opportunity arose today after a visit to the Kursaal Bowl. The wait for a table was estimated at half an hour by the waitress who greeted us and she suggested that...More

Thank benfleetlady
Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

We love coming to Bobby Jo's and have even recommended it to family and friends. The atmosphere is awesome and Bobby the owner really knows his stuff. We are always greeted warmly by staff and the food has always been superb. I recommend booking for...More

Thank MichelleStace
Reviewed September 2, 2015

OK! Took Grandchildren on a day out - not my choice of restaurant but the kids loved it. Would not eat there by preference but it seemed very popular for Mums and Dads with children.

Thank Jenny C
Reviewed August 30, 2015 via mobile

Have been here a few times but cannot fault it. My partner planned a surprise birthday meal back in May with the whole family. Cannot fault the staff one bit or the food. Manager even gave me a free birthday meal. Love the milkshakes :)

Thank natcha27
Reviewed August 29, 2015

We had passed this place a few times and loved the theme, especially the juke box. Anyway whilst we were on holiday we popped in. We only had a coffee and a milk-shake and we sat on lovely blue old-fashioned seat by the window. All...More

Thank Juliet t
Reviewed August 29, 2015

Food was excellent - the milkshake I had in the diner was the best I have ever tasted! Wonderfully set out as a 1950's diner with great music coming from the jukebox! Would recommend to anyone and if in the area again would use. Thanks.

Thank BushHill66
Reviewed August 25, 2015

We went to Bobby Jo's after reading the great reviews. Friends were down so we decided to take them here for a treat. The food was absolutely awful, the Burgers tasted of off meat and had the most peculiar flavour I've ever had, neither my...More

17  Thank Holidaywood
Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

Food was good, service was fast! Loved how the waiting staff was dressed!! Really good feel in the place! We was on holiday in Southend for the week and visited twice! Will be back in the future!!

Thank LaurenMarie1310
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Questions & Answers
August 1, 2016|
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Response from Danni B | Property representative |
This place has come a long way in 7 months.. come and try it for yourself :)
Sandie D
August 21, 2015|
Response from Danni B | Property representative |
Yes we have a few including our all new recipe for our home made lasagne.. We have a gluten free cheese sauce to top it off ;)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$4 - $33
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Kids, Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
9:00 am - 8:30 pm
9:00 am - 9:30 pm
9:00 am - 9:30 pm
9:00 am - 9:30 pm
9:00 am - 9:30 pm
9:00 am - 9:30 pm
9:00 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11/12 Eastern Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea SS1 2ER, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Southend-on-Sea
  • Phone Number: +44 1702 616099
Fresh daily locally sourced ingredients, Fresh home made meals. We cater for meat eaters, vegetarians and vegans. We can also cater for certain allergies, ask a member of staff for more information.
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